|Bleary birthday breakfast Cornetti!|
That baby came eight years ago, and was named Eloisa, because it sounds the same in both Italian and English. But her mom calls her the Bunny.
|When your birthday falls during|
Carnevale, your mom makes you
a costume every year!
My last day in Rome was filled with packing, cleaning, cooking, and one more trip on the Metro for me to meet my horse bud Emily. ..who had rescued my forsaken backpack from Pompeii!
Fabio's whole family came over and filled up the apartment with good food and Italian family love. My last big meal in Italy included LASAGNE baked by a REAL ITALIAN GRANDMOTHER!
After the presents (see giant battery-operated dolphin, below) we had one last snuggle Good-bye. Alexa drove me to the studio in Rome so I could catch the morning train to Venice.
|I went to the mountain...and the Montanis!|
Arrivederci, my beloveds! Or, to use the vernacular, ciao! Ciao, ciao! Ciao, ciao, ciao, ciao! (Ad infinitum.)